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VETERANS'  COST-OF-INSTRUCTION PROGRAM
(CFDA No. 84,064)

I. PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IV, Section 420; as
amended by P.L. 96-374 (20 U.S.C. 1070e-l). (Expires September 30, 1985)

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal Year                  Authorization                      Appropriation

1980                             Indefinite                         $14,380,000

1981                                         "                                         6,019,000

1982                              $12,000,000                               4,800,000

1983                                12,000,000                                3,000,000

1984                                12,000,000                                3,000,000

Purpose: To encourage colleges and universities to serve the special
education needs of veterans, especially Vietnam-era and dlsadvantaged
veterans.

Eligibility; Nationally or regionally accredited Institutions of higher
education/ Proprietary (for profit) Institutions and schools or depart-
ments of divinity are not eligible.

Applicants must demonstrate and document either a 10 percent Increase 1n
undergraduate veteran enrollment in the year of application over the pre-
ceding academic year, or a veteran enrollment constituting at least
10 percent of total enrollment. Only veterans who are (1) enrolled at
least half-time, and (2) recipients of benefits under Chapters 31 and 34
of Title 38, U.S.C. can be considered in the enrollment count.

II.  RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)

A.  Goals and Objectives

o   To complete processing of all  required reports (budgets, financial status,
and program performance reports) and make awards.

o To visit at least one-third of the institutions funded and provide techni-
cal assistance as needed.

B.    Progress and Accomplishments

o ED processed all documents, including applications for academic year
1984-1985 funds and awarded grants to 735 institutions of higher educa-
tion.

o Program staff participated 1n cross-program monitoring activities and
conducted site visits as scheduled.Funds are not appropriated separately for